Genethlius, (Genethlios), of Patrae, in Palestine, a Greek rhetorician, who lived
between the reigns of the emperors Philippus and Constantine. He was a pupil of
Mucianus and Agapetus, and taught rhetoric at Athens, where he died at the early
age of twenty-eight. He was an enemy and a rival of his countryman Callinicus.
Suidas (s. v. Genethlios), to whom we are indebted for this information, enumerates
a variety of works which Genethlius wrote, declamations, panegyrics, and commentaries
on Demosthenes; but not a trace of them has come down to us. (Comp. Eudoc. p.
1100; Hesych. Miles. s. v. Penethlios.)
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